NZ Palms, Cycads and Subtropical Plants

Description

A graceful, small, clustering fan palm suited to both indoor and outdoor use.  As an indoor palm the Lady Palm is well suited to offices and the home while outdoors it’s very much under-used in New Zealand.

 

Origin

Southern China and Taiwan.

 

Form and size

Clustering fan palm to 3m.

 

Preferred habitat

Remarkably tolerant of both indoor and outdoor conditions provided they have good shade.  As an indoor plant Rhapis is probably the most suitable genus for low light conditions.

Rhapis excelsa

Lady Palm

Growth rate

 Slow

Outdoors

 Yes

Indoors

 Yes (no direct sunlight)

Wind

 Some tolerance

Sea winds

 Low tolerance

Sun

 Low tolerance

Dryness

 Low tolerance

Frost

 To -5°C

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